Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wroclaw

26th June - 29th June

The train ride from Prague to Wroclaw (pronounced Vrots-wauf) was hot and muggy and we fell asleep in the sticky leather seats but oddly enough we took turns sleeping and managed to photograph each other without the other one knowing.



Poles are among other things proud, particularly of their cherries and strawberries. Fortunately our stay in Wroclaw coincided with the harvest. We managed to finish a kilogram of strawberries and half a kilogram of cherries on a lovely afternoon in the park with our new buddy from Toronto, Alex.

Though not as popular as it's eastern neighbour Krakow, Wroclaw has an kind of an honest character since it has not been gentrified to the same extent.



It still retains plenty of really fucking ugly soviet style buildings, however, a lot is being done to improve things here. It really shone in our eyes though, because the people were super friendly and the milk bar food is GOOD.

NB. Many thanks to Alex for guiding us through Milk Bar protocol with his expert Polish language skills.

6 comments:

mewy said...

Hello, just thought I'd say Hi. Nice read guys, sounds like you are having a fab time.

mewy x

Glenn & Vicky Williams said...

Just to let you know we're thinking of you and vicariously enjoying your travels! Vicky has also caught world cup fever! Can you believe it?

Jerry said...

Finally a couple of photos that show you dead tired! Otherwise you always look fabulous. Glad you liked Poland. Something tells me milk bars have changed a lot since I last ate in one--1971?

Anonymous said...

Hello Z & T

Just writing to say hi and let you know that I have been enjoying the stories about your trip. Also, you will be pleased to know that even I was sucked in by the World Cup this year. Speak soon!

Abby

Anonymous said...

Hey Love Birds!!! Fucken Italy...can you believe it!!! Hehe, mad love to my two lovebirds. I love the cherry shot...just like old times. What's a milk bar?? Am I the only idiot who doesn't know or the only one with balls to ask?!?

Your sister

Odysseus and Co. said...

milk bar's are hot food canteens that are a bit like school dinners for grown ups - only with a polish menu. the food is generally good and cheap.